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Wide boards and new constuction = warping?

Posted by JadedBaroness (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 23, 12 at 13:38

We are building a home in a new construction development and we don't love any of the builders upgrades to hardwoods. We are considering a 5" handscraped, engineered, hickory wood floors. But the vendor/installer mentioned that wider woods in new construction can mean warping as the house settles and as the moisture expands and contracts the wood. Is this true? Is there a way to avoid this? We will be installing a central humidifier in the home will this help?

Thanks for any relevant information!

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RE: Wide boards and new constuction = warping?

Doesen't make any sense at all. None. Engineered wide boards with climate / humidity control will work excellent. If the house settles to the point where the wood buckles ... then you have a much bigger problem then the wood. Find a different installer.

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